Boston Turkish Film Festival

Kayıp Vatan

Kayip Vatan | The Homeland

5:00 pm

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Remis Auditorium
465 Huntington Avenue

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In competition
Directed by Aydın Kapancık
Doc. / 52 min. / 2016

In the last century, the Greek community of Istanbul, had to leave their roots and the city where they were born. Some of them were deported and were only allowed to take luggage of 20 kilograms, whereas the others left the country because they had no one around anymore. They still had hopes for their new lives ahead, while leaving their historical roots. However, in Athens things didn’t turn out in the way they had hoped. There was only one way for salvation; The Kosmeteio Foundation. And they took shelter in that haven.

Selected Festivals and Awards

  • Ankara International Film Festival, National Documentary Competition, Turkey: Best Film
  • TRT Documentary Competition, National Professional Category, Turkey



Aydin Kapancik

Aydın Kapancık (Ankara, 1981) graduated from Anadolu University Department of Cinema and Television in 2006. He continued his studies on filmmaking at FAMU in Czech Republic through the Erasmus program.

Kayıp Vatan / The Homeland (Doc., 2016)
Fırtına / The Storm (Doc., 2013)
Ayaz Vurgunu / Tomorrow was Another Day (Short, 2013)



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